Author: Fabrice Mainguené

Fabrice Mainguené
• Product Owner •Fabrice Mainguené joined 4D Program team in November, 2016. As a Product Owner, he is in charge of writing the user stories then translating it to functional specifications. His role is also to make sure that the feature implementation delivered is meeting the customer need.After obtaining a Bachelor degree in Computer Science at CNAM, Fabrice joined a small software publishing company as a Windev developer. Then he worked for different companies in industry and trade areas as a Windev and web developer as well as technical advisor on new features.
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4D View Pro: Customize the Style of your Tables

Tables are an integral part of 4D View Pro documents, so we have provided many table-related features over the releases of 4D. 4D v19 R8 adds a new one related to styles so that the table fits perfectly with the rest of your document.

From now on, the VP Set table theme provides a way to apply by programming one of the predefined table styles. If none of these styles meet your need, you can define your own theme and apply it to your table.

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Microsoft 365: Receive Emails with the Microsoft Graph API

To access the data in Microsoft 365 like emails, Microsoft is deprecating Basic authentication for IMAP and POP3 and is increasingly promoting the Graph API.

4D v19 R3 brought the 4D Netkit component to manage the OAuth 2.0 connection and the mail sending through the Graph API.

In the v19 R8, we add new commands to receive emails and list your mailbox folders.

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4D View Pro: New Commands to Manage Rows & columns

Spreadsheets are great versatile tools. From dashboards to input/output UI, spreadsheets provided by 4D View Pro can quickly solve a lot of situations encountered by your end-users.

We previously explained using the 4D View Pro table feature to display and modify data collections. Using 4D View Pro tables, you may need to add or remove columns later on, depending on end-users needs. To do so, from 4D v19 R7, 4D View Pro has several new commands to manage your table columns and rows. Let’s see how it works.

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4D View Pro: New in 4D v19 R7

With every release, the 4D View Pro features list is growing. And this feature release is no exception:4D v19 R7 comes with a new version of SpreadJS, the v15.2, and a Ribbon update that is compatible with it.

Let’s discover the new features offered by this new version.

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Microsoft 365: Get user information from Azure

Many companies are using Microsoft 365 (former Office 365). Besides providing access to Office applications, Microsoft provides an Azure-based Active Directory, allowing users to log in to access services such as Microsoft Sharepoint or OneDrive using a Web Browser.

All Microsoft services use the same Single Sign-On, based on the email address. From 4D v19 R6, 4D NetKit allows you to join this concept, allowing users to log in to your application using their usual company credentials.

Besides allowing Single Sign-On, it will enable to retrieve information for the authenticated user such as email, department, and phone number. If permitted by the administrator, you can even retrieve such details on colleagues from the same company.

Let’s see how it works.

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Microsoft 365: Send Emails

We know the importance of sending emails, and the fact that it’s a common task in today’s applications. Many people working with Office 365 have asked us for an API to send emails via the Microsoft Graph API. The OAuth 2.0 feature was a prerequisite for connecting to the Microsoft server and for introducing commands to retrieve user information. We are glad to proceed with email management, starting with the send email command.

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The Use of Formulas in Collections & Callback Commands

When you use collections with a member method that needs a callback method, many of you have asked us for a more straightforward way.

You asked; we delivered!

Starting with 4D v19 R6, 4D allows you to use a formula to define a callback in the collection member functions, the EXECUTE METHOD IN SUBFORM, CALL FORM, and CALL WORKER commands. If you can reduce your code to a simple expression, you can pass it directly into the formula without using a method. 

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4D View Pro: Display your Collections as Tables

You know it already; 4D View Pro allows you to easily load and display data in spreadsheets.
4D v19 R6 brings exciting news. This blog post will show you the new table feature that enables you to do much more and benefit from additional properties like headers, table resize, summary row, column sorting, filters, and more. You’ll also discover how to quickly load data from data classes and collections. And don’t miss out on the demo, which provides a complete example and some visual charts as a bonus.